Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]
Fox News | 14 September 2010

Posted on 09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT by Lurker

Edited on 09/15/2010 9:49:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Full statement by John Cornyn, head of the NRSC:

“Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee's chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

“I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.

“We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party's reckless spending policies in Washington.

“In the weeks ahead, we will decide where to best allocate additional financial resources among the large number of competitive races at stake this November. While it's not in Republicans' interest to advertise our spending strategy to our opponents, it's worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC's first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul's campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November.

“It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will provide a similar level of support for many of their nominees, including in key battleground states like Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and New Hampshire, among others. The Democrats' indecision reflects the fact that Republicans are on offense in at least 12 Democrat-held states and we are leading in the polls in seven of those 12 states.

“Finally, on the matter of the New Hampshire Senate race, while the results remain outstanding, we continue to monitor the Republican primary race, and we stand ready to fully support whichever candidate is chosen as the nominee.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: cornyn; delaware; election; general; hangemhigh; nrsc; odonnell; rino; rinopurge; rulingclass; support; vichyrepublicans
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 501-512 next last
To: Lurker

Okay, their story is that you need a moderate repub to win in the northeast. If true, how did she win? It was the people of Delaware that voted, so uh.... wouldn’t they have voted for the RINO if that was true? BTW Anyone see Karl Rove on Hannity? He was spewing the RINO mantra.


201 posted on 09/14/2010 8:00:28 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

In addition to replacing RINOs in office, we also have to replace them in the party power structure. Methodically, relentlessly, and without remorse.

A national boycott of the NRSC wouldn’t be a bad place to start.


202 posted on 09/14/2010 8:00:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

Got a link?

I call BS if you don’t.


203 posted on 09/14/2010 8:00:34 PM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

What is a ‘Brett Baer’? And why should I care what a ‘Brett Baer’ says?


204 posted on 09/14/2010 8:00:40 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

Ping to your attention. You wanted to know where to cast your support. O’Donnell just defeated a horrible RINO, one of the Gang of Eight who voted for Cap and Tax and all sorts of other awful, awful legislation, who thought it was a noble act to “walk across the aisle” and consort with the enemy.

Just for your consideration. That’s all.


205 posted on 09/14/2010 8:00:55 PM PDT by Jemian (If guns kill people, then spoons make Michael Moore fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A_perfect_lady

Actually, we should all send them a little bag of tea!
_________________________________________________________

LOL!


206 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:08 PM PDT by November 2010
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 176 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

That were quick.


207 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:19 PM PDT by Ciexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day
I was tempted to use a vulgar term . . .

In my world there cannot be too many vulgar terms for the ruling class and their sycophants in the media.

208 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:19 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

I’m on the NRSC site right now, there is no mention at all of Castle, O’Donnell or the Delaware Primary.


209 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:23 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 184 | View Replies]

To: Calif4Palin
What is Rush going to say in the morning?

You know he has been teasing us for eon's to name names as to who are the RINO's that have mucked it up what he thinks of them.

Tomorrow could be the day when El-Rushbo tells them off once and for all!

210 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:30 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]

To: highlander_UW

Exactly . It’s great to see the power psychics are out in full force . So know that we know the outcome why do anything . She beat the geezer , get used to it . Only she decides if she wins or loses . Back to your tarot cards chumps .


211 posted on 09/14/2010 8:01:33 PM PDT by fantom (,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 140 | View Replies]

To: A_perfect_lady

how about a pre packaged commercial bag of Home Depot manure?

After all he is full of it.


212 posted on 09/14/2010 8:02:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 176 | View Replies]

To: Ranjit

This.


213 posted on 09/14/2010 8:02:41 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: rockinqsranch
After the rant by Rove on Hannity I read about, and now this, I’m convinced the depth of the entrenchment of the Left within the GOP has been grossly underestimated.

Exactly. The socialists didn't limit their subversion to one party.

214 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino

You are not making sense - shouldn’t donate to O’Donnell and other conservative candidates they aren’t supporting so they will complain about not being supported to NRSC? That’s what they are already doing and they know it - why would not donating to the candidates that already know the NRSC is not supporting them send a message to NRSC? If anything it would only confirm their position.

In this case it is a strategic decision on where to use resources and they don’t think they have a shot at winning this and it would be a waste of money - otherwise, why would they strongly backing Rand Paul in KY, Joe Miller in AK, Sharron Angle in NV, Marco Rubio in FL, etc. after they won their primaries even though they weren’t the initial party-backed candidates? If polls were to come out showing O’Donnell stronger than they are now and that she is, in fact, able to win the seat, they might reconsider their position...but in the most recent polls she is down considerably against the Democrat.

In any event...we know the NRSC was never with her to begin with, but the Our Country Deserves Better PAC / TeaPartyExpress.org was who jumped in and pushed her over the top. Will they continue immediately the offensive to get her elected? They will need to get on the air immediately to define Christine O’Donnell in a positive light consistently through election day, and then define Coons as the out of touch liberal that he is before he and the Democrats have the chance to define him and negatively define O’Donnell. Or will they simply back off with a “yay! We won the primary!” and leave her high and dry going into the general? If they do - that would really be something to get angry about. They are winning primaries - now they better support all of these candidates they have gotten onto the general election ballot consistently and with everything they have going into the general election. Their reduced activity in Nevada after that primary (they’ve run a couple of ads...but not a sustained offensive from what I’ve seen reported) is a great cause for concern - we need Sharron Angle in the Senate for more than one reason - for both her, and the fact that having her in there means Harry Reid would no longer be there.


215 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:05 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: Lurker
"NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell In General Election"

So, the NRSC is taking all of it's toys and going home in a snit?

216 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:05 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ranjit; Windflier

Lets take it over. The Tsunami is still coming.


217 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: JimWayne
-- TEA Party should sacrifice McCain as a tit-for-tat IF it can be determined that GOP will still have a majority in the Senate. --

Hell yes.

Probably worth throwing the race even if the GOP holds less than a majority, as it could still block legislation with 41 firm "NO" votes.

218 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:20 PM PDT by Cboldt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: tennmountainman

What is Rush going to say in the morning?

He ain’t gonna like it

My major problem withy the Republican party is that they don’t know how to act as winners. The Democrats act as winners even when they lose.....we win houses of congress, the presidency and then act like Democrats....we think we have to capitulate to the Dems to “keep them happy”.....I don’t want a moderate, that means he/she can’t make up their mind.....I want a staunch conservative who pulls no punches......ever


219 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:25 PM PDT by terycarl (interested and informed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 180 | View Replies]

To: orchid

That’s fine, but I haven’t donated to any national Republican apparatus in longer than I can remember.


220 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:55 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RockinRight

“…chances of winning…”

And where does this logic get us; wolves in sheep’s clothing, known as RINOs.

If this was the peoples’ choice then the RNC and others should back the winner; they backed that first class loser McShame!


221 posted on 09/14/2010 8:04:16 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 104 | View Replies]

To: Ranjit

We are the republican party now. Establishment has to follow. Tea party candidates won in almost all the primaries and it is clear that, we make the party.


Correct. Their statement that they won’t support O’Donnell is their concession of defeat. They have told us that it is up to us to elect her and others that we choose over their better judgment. The internet has made them obsolete. We can decide now without them and we can win without them.


222 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:01 PM PDT by excopconservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

Momma Gump says Stupid is as Stupid does.

Hey Cornyn and Company, you are stupid stupid stupid Establishment loser stupid stupid fools.


223 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:32 PM PDT by Captain Culpepper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Drago

I give them a piece of my mind and send it back on their dime.


224 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:41 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 103 | View Replies]

To: ntmxx

The Rinos and Dems are detroying America. We are going down in flames so i’m voting for the people who will try to make a difference, not business as usual.

We are screwed anyway so screw the rinos first!


225 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:48 PM PDT by ground_fog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: Interesting Times

“we also have to replace them in the party power structure. Methodically, relentlessly, and without remorse”

YES


226 posted on 09/14/2010 8:06:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 202 | View Replies]

To: ntmxx

Everyone:

Please channel this anger by contributing to Jim Demint’s Senate Conservatives PAC. Remember, he endorsed O’Donnell.

https://senateconservatives.com/takeamericaback


227 posted on 09/14/2010 8:07:29 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: All

Tune in, if you can, to Anderson Cooper. Erik Erikson is really good and spot on tonite.

Ive never ran for office folks but maybe a PTA President and mom of 3 boys may just take on Cornyn. Im pissed.


228 posted on 09/14/2010 8:07:39 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 201 | View Replies]

To: Tuxedo

Baby.......that’s been my motto for quite some time, now. NEVER another dime from me. My own mother worked her ass off for YEARS during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to forward the Republican party in this state (which was Democratic since the end of the Civil War).

I’m utterly disgusted.

I give to ‘individual’ campaigns that I research to be conservative. The RNC is dead to me until they shape up.


229 posted on 09/14/2010 8:07:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat
We accept no more excuses. We will starve the elite... and I have been since the ‘08 election... I have however, given heavily to Conservative candidates... and will only donate directly to those that are truly Conservative... I am not alone... that is why the repubics have little money.

LLS

230 posted on 09/14/2010 8:08:15 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 215 | View Replies]

To: Lando Lincoln
You may be right. But that (R) may be just the seat that puts the gavel in the hand of a new Majority Leader and in all the committees. That is the larger point that is too often missed, I think. That one (R) can possibly decide which Supreme Court nominee moves out of the Judiciary Committee, for example. It comes down to who is setting the agenda.

If that were true than you an blame the RNC for not supporting republican candidates.

If the democrats retain control, it's the RNC's fault.

231 posted on 09/14/2010 8:08:38 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 188 | View Replies]

To: excopconservative

Hey, where is our buddy Michael Steele on all this?


232 posted on 09/14/2010 8:08:50 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 222 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

From the Washington Compost:

“The Delaware result is also a major blow to Republicans’ hopes of winning back the Senate majority this fall. To do so, the GOP needs a net gain of 10 seats, which, with Delaware now likely to favor Democrats, means that Republicans need to close to a clean sweep in states like California, Wisconsin and Washington.”

LOL!


233 posted on 09/14/2010 8:08:53 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lando Lincoln

What’s different is it our choice, not those country club GOP’rs, who can shove up their ____ sideways and howl at the moon.

I am happy to continue losing until we get our choices.

Scuzzyfoza? That was BS and Steele can go to hell. I thought I didn’t like Clinton and got over it but to have your own guys throwing water in your face, stabbing you in the back and doing it all with a smile?

I wish JR would let me get away with some creative writing full of expletives.


234 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: Fester Chugabrew

Cornyn is crying like a little girl tonight.

Next year it is brokenback cornyn with his fake cowboy posturing.


235 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 208 | View Replies]

To: All

is it possible for RNC to declare bankrupt? They are low on cash on hand, but have a huge debt. They rely totally on donates to pay the interest and principal of the debt. If theres a sharp decline in donations, they’re screwed


236 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:43 PM PDT by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Lando Lincoln

I guess it’s better to fight the battle and lose than to not fight at all. We are at war with liberalism, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Republican or Democrat liberalism. They are one and the same. If the Dems hold on to the senate it will make it that much easier for conservatives to win in 2012.


237 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:48 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: Fester Chugabrew

I agree completely, Fester. I just (try) not to type them on FR. :)


238 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:53 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 208 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

So what happened to the notion that there’s nothing more important than having Republicans in Congressional seats?


239 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:02 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Freddd

me too. It’s weird.

Doesn’t feel right.


240 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: Tuxedo
Proves why I already stopped giving to them.

DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A NATIONAL PARTY. GIVE IT TO INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES. THEY WILL NOT CHOOSE OUR CANDIDATES FOR US!!!


241 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:23 PM PDT by Blogger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat

“In this case it is a strategic decision on where to use resources”

Baloney,, that doesn’t explain announcing it as she gave her victory speech. The only strategic decision they made was to harm her all they could.


242 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 215 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

This is beyond ridiculous. The party shouldn’t pick favorites in the primary to start with, but once the electorate has spoken they have to get behind the nominee. This seems to be a growing trend for the GOP and could be the death of the party.

I am sure the NRSC will contact me for money soon and I will dutifully decline to give them anything as long as they hold this view.


243 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:57 PM PDT by redangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
Shut them down!!

Damn straight, old friend. Damn straight.

Well some good has come from this. The NRSC has dropped their masks and exposed themselves for all of us to see. We really should thank them for that. From this day forward they have no excuse.

The people of the Great State of Delaware have made their choice loud and clear. This one wasn't even close. Castle and his RINO enablers got their political butt-cheeks taped together by, O'Donnell, Governor Palin and the TEA Party.

And I'm sitting here in my living room laughing my a** off over it.

244 posted on 09/14/2010 8:11:23 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 184 | View Replies]

To: Drago

Save your money.They will never change and if for some reason they did I would never trust a thing they said or did.The gene is out of that bottle and cant be put back.


245 posted on 09/14/2010 8:11:28 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 103 | View Replies]

To: Interesting Times

The NRSC is made up of the incumbent GOP Senators. Who makes up the caucus will make up the face of the NRSC. Therefore, it would appear to be critical to get folks like Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, etc. elected...although NRSC is actually supporting them after they won and not O’Donnell (assuming this report turns out to be accurate). I’ll bet they end up giving her a little bit of money as a token gesture.


246 posted on 09/14/2010 8:11:51 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 202 | View Replies]

To: Interesting Times

All these years they told us to hold our noses and support their choices like Snowe and Specter. For the good of the party. Now its their turn. For the good of the party.

We need to look at the leadership of the NRSC and let them know that their days are numbered, They should be targeted and brutally taken down in the next election.


247 posted on 09/14/2010 8:11:59 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 202 | View Replies]

To: redangus

exactly that was mean, rude, and disrespectful. Just Wow!!!! I feel sorry for the NRSC’s staff tomorrow. Folks, you better call.


248 posted on 09/14/2010 8:12:15 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 243 | View Replies]

To: annieokie

they’re all establishment type. Rich, spoiled, feeling of entitlement


249 posted on 09/14/2010 8:12:29 PM PDT by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Fester Chugabrew

““The Delaware result is also a major blow to Republicans’ hopes of winning back the Senate majority”

Oh, just wait until they see how many people from across the country are gonna get behind O’Donnell!!!!!

The Facebook pages of both the NRSC and the RNC are flooding with very angry comments. Here’s another one I just posted:

“HOW DARE YOU TURN AWAY FROM O’DONNELL!!!!!! NATIONAL REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP, YOU ARE SPITTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE FACE!!!!!! DON’T YOU GET IT???? WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE SICK OF YOU PRE-ANOINTING CANDIDATES, HAVING YOUR “FAVORITES” AND HAVING YOUR LITTLE COUNTRY CLUB! WELL, GUESS WHAT? THE COUNTRY CLUB IS CANCELED; YOU’RE LOSING THE BATTLE AND WE SHALL WIN! YOU REFUSE TO STAND FOR FREEDOM, YOU REFUSE TO STAND FOR OUR COUNTRY, WE HAVE HAD IT!!!!!!! GET OUT OF WASHINGTON, GET OUT OF THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR PARTY!!!!!!!

YOU’VE FAILED! GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!! WE ARE SICK OF YOU PEOPLE!!!!!!! WE ARE READY FOR REAL CHANGE!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE REALLY TICKED OFF A LOT OF PEOPLE TONIGHT!!!!! YOUR DONATIONS (WELL, WHATEVER YOU HAD LEFT) JUST FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET!!!!!! YOUR BEHAVIOR IS DISGUSTING, DESPICABLE AND UN-AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!”


250 posted on 09/14/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 233 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 501-512 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson